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takeover or a partnership with an out of state institution. ((dave courvoisier)) >> 8 news now reporter karen castro spoke to parents who are desperately trying to stop the changes... in tonight's top story. ((karen castro)) parents at agassi prep academy stood outside the campus petitioning other moms and dads to join in their fight to stop major changes at the school. so far they've collected more than 6-hundred signatures. ((janet hill - parent: let's fight to-- you know, fight to the end and make a difference.)) ((karen cao parents coming together to prevent a partnership or a takeover at the charter school. families were first informed democracy prep may be stepping in. ((janet hill - parent: we have a code of respect at agassi. democracy prep is discipline.)) ((karen castro)) according to their website, the democracy prep model is built on a practice called "no excuses". it includes 10 hour school days, 6 days a week... no religious holiday's off.... and silent hallways during passing periods and lunch. ((janet hill - parent: you can't have a great foundation of education but then
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((karen castro)) agassi prep is not commenting on the matter, leaving parents wondering why the changes are necessary. ((janet hill - parent: we didn't have a chance to really voice our opinions and stop it.)) ((karen castro)) while the school's future remains uncertain... so is the grade school career of hill's son... along with his peers. ((janet hill - parent: we've been told that i you don't like it then pull your child out and that's just a bad way to do any type of business.)) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the governing board is meeting tomorroa followed by a parent town hall thursday at the same location starting at 6 in the evening./// ((tedd florendo)) ((( cooler temps today with mostly clear skies and calmer winds. breezes earlier have subsided around the region giving way to a nice halloween day and night. expecting temps
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and temps are actually 10 degrees cooler than yesterday with the passage of the cold front and now cool north breezes. .... ............................... .... here's your evening forecast tonight dropping to the 60's after 70's this afternoon. winds stay light thankfully after those bigger breezes yesterday and today. humidity still remains higher than what we typically get in the desert. low 50's by late tonight.
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where the average cost of a one bedroom is $3,000 dollars a month. here in las vegas, the average one bedroom is $750 a month. ((paul joncich)) henderson's rental prices have shot up 12-percent this year to $940 a month according to the zumper national rental report. when it comes to single family homes, the market is also quite strong. it's only taking 2-4 weeks to find rentors for single family homes - where a couple of years ago they often remained vacant for 4-8 weeks. nicklin property management tells me many rentors are still working through issues after going through foreclosures and short sales, but if a rental applicant has good credit, it is not a deal breaker. rental agencies understand a large number of southern nevadans have dealt with those issues. ((paul joncich)) approximately 3-thousand people a month are moving to the valley. while that's a healthy number, during the boom years, 5-6-thousand people were moving to the valley every
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is better because it's more sustainable. denise, these are all good signs for our economy./// ((denise valdez)) rent is likely to continue to rise... as more and more people move to the silver state. a new report released today shows over the next 20- years... there could be an extra 426- thousand people living in nevada. not everyone is expected to see growth, though. many rural areas are expected to shrink. the state's populatiwa ((dave courvoisier)) a cornerstone in downtown las vegas history is ringing in a milstone today. that's right...the el cortez hotel and casino opened their doors for the first time back in 1941--now el cortez is celebrating seventy-five years! katie boer was at the celebration earlier this afternoon and met some of their longstanding employees. ((katie boer)) dave and denise -- 75 years is a long time for a city known for re-inventing itself.
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continuously running hotel and casino in las vegas. el cortez is family-owned...a nd they credit their longevity to the longstanding generations of employees and customers that have called this place home. when the el cortez opened their doors for the first time back in 1941 they had a casino...a show floor, restaurant and just 59 rooms. seventy five years later.... (( nat pop )) their ar n (( nat pop )) more importantly... (( laverne: 19:43 it's good gaming! :45)) and she would know! just like the casino... laverne too... is 75.... she's been coming here since she was 21 years old. (( laverne: 00:19:17 many, many years :19 -- stitch -- 19:31 my mom and dad were old customers :34)) why?? what makes the el cortez so special? is it because of their vintage charm? or maybe it's their old fashion
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machine)) ((laverne: 19:58 well they make you feel good. :59 they make you feel at home 20:01 -- stitch -- 20:49 excellent food... :50 wonderful bartenders :51)) bartenders like scott..... or "scotty" if you're a regular.... (( scotty pouring lemon drop 29:32 "nicely done scotty" laughs :34 )) scott lui has worked here since 1984... (( 30:27 they named a drinnk after me :29 )) because just like the epstien's who run the hotel.... it runs in the family. (( scotty 30:41 my father also worked here for 20 years... :44 so he got me the job :46 )) his father...o but maybe it was him that taught 'scotty' the hotel's secret to sucess... (( scotty 32:08 we get to know our customers :10 i think the big places...they don't get to know their customers because there's too many...it's too big :15 )) a place that knows their not too big... to know you by name. ((laverne: 20:22 thats unusual yes. :23 )) ((laverne 21:37 its just warm.... friendly :40 )) ((katie boer)) back live...mayor goodman and the owners--the epstien family
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afternoon--where the mayor issued today "el cortez hotel and casino day" by the way... this place has plenty of memories from the past seven-decades. we've included a timeline of their unique history on our website...lasveg asnow.com. ((denise valdez)) millions upon millions of dollars... set aside to help nevada homeowners. ((dave courvoisier)) >> but did that money do its job... to help locals out after the great recession? the i-team's vanessa murphy foll t to see where all that money actually went./// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news
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we've learned a lot about how joe heck works. follow the money. he called nevada's foreclosure crisis a "blip" and took almost $700,000 from wall street, including some of the same banks who caused the crisis. and then there's money he's taken from payday lenders who charge 521% interest. heck co-sponsored legislation protecting their predatory practices. add it all up, and joe heck is working
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and that doesn't work for nevada. senate majority pac is responsible for the content
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as you make up your mind, remember -- congressman heck voted 10 times to defund planned parenthood. he even threatened to shut down the government over it. heck took all that money from wall street and predatory payday lenders and voted their way. he even wanted to privatize social security, risking it on the stock market. congressman heck just doesn't care about people like us.
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this is 8 news now at six." ((denise valdez)) hundreds of millions of dollars were set aside to help after the housing crash. here in nevada, that money was divided amongst several programs. ((dave courvoisier)) >> but all of that money didn't go where it's supposed to.... the i-team is taking a closer look at the issue five years after a renowned special report we aired on the topic called "desert underwater." vanessa murphy looked into where the money went and whether anyone will be held accountable. ((vanessa murphy)) so many promises to help so many homeowners.... ((president barack obama: i'm announcing a 1.5 billion dollar fund for housing finance
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housing crisis that means here in nevada.)) ((catherine cortez masto/former nv ag: there were pieces of the national settlement all going back to homeowners. )) ((candice kelley/former exec director of hardest hit fund: we're working hard to make sure homeowners know about this. we will not let these funds go unused.)) ((vanessa murphy)) that was in 2012...after nevada received federal dollars as one of the 19 states hit hardest by the housing crisis. and about four years later...out of 202 million dollars the state receiv unused - according to the nevada affordable housing corporation or nahac - a non profit tasked with distributing that money to struggling homeowners. but when it comes to leadership, nahac has been a revolving door... the latest chief operating officer - verise campbell and just a few months after she took over last jun e - ((verise campbell/nahac: well...it was a hard pill to swallow.)) ((vanessa murphy)) this special inpector general's
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luxuries like employee parties, gift cards - even a 500-dollar a month mercedes benz car allowance for a former c-e-o. ((verise campbell/nahac: we don't use federal dollars since i've been here for those types of things.)) ((verise: what's important to understand is the problems that were indicated actually span mutliple leaders. vanessa murphy/reporter: did you fire anyone? verise: there was some attrition but we don't typically discuss you know what happs ((vanessa: was there any indication before you had taken this job that there were some problems? verise: i knew that the organization systematically had difficulty in getting funds to homeowners because of processes, because of lack of program knowledge.)) ((vanessa murphy)) the u-s treasury reports in 2011 - it
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24-thousand homeowners.... but this year, that estimate was reduced to just more than 8-thousand. by last march - just more than 5-thousand received help - only 37-percent who applied were approved. many who started the process gave up because they waited so long for an answer. ((nat from bourque )) ((vanessa murphy)) mark bourque is attending a workshop to learn how to stop foreclosure on his home.... from nahac - but hit a dead end. ((mark bourque/attending foreclosure workshop: with anything, you want to the money to go where it's intended for. because people that need help, they need it now.)) ((vanessa murphy)) campbell says she's already made it easier for homeowners to apply. and on monday... ((nat from meeting)) ((vanessa murphy)) nahac's board of directors
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unemployed. ((verise: these are real people and we recognize there is a huge number of homeowners here in nevada who are still underwater.)) ((vanessa murphy)) but while campbell says nahac is adjusting its programs and improving numbers - who should be held accountable for failing to get that funding to struggling homeowners in a timely manner and for any waste of money? the department of business and industry has called for an investigation by the attorney general's office... became aware of the treasury audit and will review and evaluate the matter. ((verise: some of the things i didn't expect but it's an organization that was having difficulty functioning and it's just something that has to be cleaned up.)) vanessa standup: campbell says the 85 million dollars nahac still has to distribute to struggling homeowners - needs to be used by the end of 2019. she's trying to make sure that happens before that deadline.
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((denise valdez)) >> the hardest hit fund is one of three programs dedicated to nevadans.. the home means nevada program which bought mortgages, helped reset some, and rehabalitated homes hit by the housing crisis ends this year. it's estimated it will end up costing the state one to two million dollars. ((dave courvoisier)) >> and the attorney general's office runs the home again program which offers advice - a spokeswoman says there has been 20 thousand inquiries at a call center..... the budget: 33 million dollars settlements. 13 million had been used over the past three years...the money runs out in mid 2017./// ((weather toss))
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today with winds subsiding and cooler 70's for our daytime highs. clouds mixed with a little sunshine as the passage of the cold front was followed by some north breezes and some high clouds around the region. winds are now light so far, but could see the return of some overnight breezes. ................................ ... ........... turning to the radar clouds have stm but we remain dry. we do see another upper level low around northern california that could increase wind again tomorrow but not expecting a round of strong wind this time around. mostly sunny skies as the low moves onshore but we still remain dry. before another closed low comes into the desert southwest from northwest mexico
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showers chances and clouds late week for mainly northern arizona. ................................ ... ................ looking around the nation...it's going to be a wet and cloudy halloween for the pacific northwest, while record breaking heat hits the southern plains and over to the southeast and some areas of the mid-atlantic states. temps there could reach int ................................ ... .................. tonight expect lows in the mid 50's and chilly by morning and the temps drop overnight and expect mostly clear skies to help aid that. looks like more sunshine with cooler highs again in the 70's to 60's for some parts of the region. we will see some breezes pick up, but they should not be what we saw on sunday nor will any wind alerts
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neighborhood by neighborhood temps will climb to only the 70's for tuesday with the mildest temps over to the eastside of town where we're lower in elevation. coolest spots will be near the foothills and mount charleston as we set up for cool but comfortable tuesday. breezes will kick back in overnight giving way to some wind but staying mainly light breezes and not windy. ......... ...................... ................tended forecast beyond. ould jp up near 80 again andast seonably mild for this time of year. first week of november stays ol and look for more cloudd win) dave courvoisier ((dave courvoisier)) with todasrrival, fight ((denise valdez)) >> another championship fight in las vegas and both fighters are ready. ((chris maathuis)) >> manny pacquiao was a little surprised at today's reception. he'll tell us why he didn't think there would be many people at today's arrival. plus... the first college football playoff top 5 is out... we'll compare vegas numbers to the college football playoff numbers. that and more next here on channel 8.
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with all of the shenanigans danny tarkanian's pulled in nevada -- used to scam nevada seniors, failing to pay thousands in property taxes, losing $17 million in a failed development scheme, then sticking taxpayers with the bill -- imagine the shenanigans tarkanian would pull in washington. it's why we can't afford tarkanian in congress, ever.
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the truth is crime actually went down during my time in office. that's why i've been endorsed by law enforcement across nevada. i'm proud of my record cracking down on meth, protecting seniors from scams, and holding banks accountable for defrauding homeowners. i'm catherine cortez masto. i approve this message because i've spent my career solving problems. isn't that what we need more of in washington? tonight. mel larson, a co-founder of las vegas motor speedway and one of the pioneers of the city's rise to international acclaim, died
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engelstad and bill bennett, along with richie clyne, to spearhead the construction of lvms in the mid-1990s. it was his guidance that paved the way for the new speedway to land its first nascar premier series event in 1998. he was 87. ((chris maathuis)) the two fighters are ready to go. jessie vargas and manny pacquiao meet in a title fight this saturday. top rank's bob arum came up with the idea of a special fighter arrival day. it's now a big part of the week. he's glad he did... and keeps the promotion on the front page. and for fans, it officially kicks off fight week in vegas. fighter arrivals really took a turn back in the day with oscar de la hoya. (( )) bob arum/promoter;'then with oscar because he was such a prominent mexican american i introduced a mariachi band and oscar thought he was a singer... and we made it really a very festive occasion. manny pacquiao/former champ ":it's cool i didn't think this kind of receptions... why not...
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jessie vargas; champion; "it's a small taste of what we're going to get on saturday... the fans are happy the event is only a few days awway and they're waiting for a great night of boxing and that's what it's going to be. dewey cooper/trainer; "it's a salutation to all the hard work he's put in since he was a child, we're very pleased and we're going to make al freddie roach/trainer; "they're a little bit crazy a little unorganized, fighting through the crowd and it's a hustle, who's who and who's not who you get out you stay, its chaotic but its' a lot of fun." ((chris maathuis)) saturday's fight card is unique because you've got two philippino's fighting two las vegans named jessie. both are title fights... two las vegans have never won
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so history could be made this weekend. meanwhile the lady rebels have a a few days to prepare for their season opener on november 11th. this is an experienced team hungry, with something to prove... the days of just having fun are over. (( )) kathy olivier/coach;"i want to have fun but i want to bust some tail while having fun, i want to walk away like he he he we got you." brooke johnson/unlv guard; "we're coming from the the bottom to being considered one of the best so regardless we're always going to be pushing for more." dakota gonzalez/unlv forward; "ts competitive toughness also a lot of heart and passion and i think that's going to be exciting for our fans." ((chris maathuis)) the first playoff poll of the season was announced this late this afternoon. there isn't a better judge of teams than the las vegas sports books. so we decided to put the two side-by-side... and you can see it's very different outside the top team.
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vegas likes lousivlle alot more then washington.. of course it's early and a lot will happen during the month of november. ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now at 6:30 is next. ((denise valdez)) >> let's check in with christianne klein to see what they're working on. ((christianne klein)) a lawsuit filed... claiming voter intimidation. which party is playing the blame game in the court of law... ahead of the elei today. and hitting the road... with a brand new look. we unveil the brand new license plate that will soon be standard issue across the state... and how you can get the redesigned one right now./// news music ((paul joncich)) it's crunch time for "she's a slob." "she ate like a pig." "i'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers..." donald trump calls women "bimbos", "dogs", and "fat pigs."
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kihuen pushed to crack down on employers who pay women less than men. and kihuen will always protect a woman's right to choose. ruben kihuen for nevada.
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as you make up your mind, remember -- congressman heck voted 10 times to defund planned parenthood. he even threatened to shut down the government over it. heck took all that money from wall street
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o privatize social security, risking it on the stock market. congressman heck just doesn't care about people like us. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising. as election day is just one week away. why nevada is still very much in play helping to decide the presidential race... and the tactic donald trump is

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